Spinning Push Lift: a K'nex Ball Machine Lift




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This is the second of a series of 3 new lifts on our k'nex ball machine Impossible.

This lift is pretty small, making it handy for those small spaces where you need to make the ball go up just a little bit. Now, I know you may be thinking, "that looks a lot like Sandroknexmaster's Sliding Arm Lift ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hahONKdTg-o)", but we actually made it before Elysium. You can see it in a few places in the preview video which was posted way before Elysium. This does not in any way mean that the Sliding Arm Lift isn't new! It was officially released before ours, which means his is just as new as ours. :)

Anyway, take a second to watch the video, and I'll check back with you at the next step. Oh, also, if you feel like putting a picture of your lift in a comment after you've made it, by all means, feel free to do so!

If you need help with anything, say, you can't figure out where something goes, or you're confused about something, then by all means, please ask for help! We're here for you. :)

Have fun building!


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Step 1: Part List

If you choose to build this lift, here are the pieces used to make this lift. You can go ahead and get them out if you want.


long flexi: 2

grey: 2

red: 6

yellow: 22

blue: 44

white: 18

green: 32

total rods: 126


white: 6

blue: 7

yellow: 17

purple: 31

green: 7

red: 19

orange: 7

light grey:1

dark grey: 5

total connectors: 100


grey spacers: 17

blue spacers: 8

tan clips: 8

blue clips: 1

large yellow gear: 1

small blue gear: 1

newer style motor (green): 1

total miscellaneous: 37


Step 2: The Frame: Part 1

The first part of the frame!

Step 3: The Frame: Part 2

This is the second part of the frame. This part is significantly more difficult, so pay attention.

Step 4: The Entrance

This is where the balls start.

Step 5: The Exit

Where the ball comes off the lift.

Step 6: The Lift Path

This is the part that the ball rolls on.

Step 7: The Arm

This is the part that pushes the ball up.

Step 8: The Motor Section

the part that makes it go round!

Step 9: Done!

Just load some balls on and have fun!

If you'd like to share your lift with us, then feel free to do so! Just post it in a comment and it'll be added to this step. :)

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    5 Discussions


    Reply 1 year ago

    No prob! Post a pic if you have time and I'll add it to the last step!


    Reply 1 year ago

    Ok. I'll do it in a second... it's on my ball machine...